Native English Expressions 5 – I Aim to Please!

I’m really excited to know the English expression you hear for the first time. This time, we have prepared a little more advanced expression for the final series! Let’s take a look at it!

Jam-packed train.

Jam jars are packed with jam. This phrase represents a train packed with people like that.

 Meaning and usage

Pack is a word meaning “pack (packing)”. It means a train packed with people like a jam. As usage, you can use it like this.

(How did you get here?)

I caught jam-packed train.

 Related words

Crowded train

It was full of people in the train.

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I was always pressed for time.

I think that the word busy is used by many people when they want to say in English that they are busy, but in fact, they can express that they are busy without using this word. Of course, busy is also used among native speakers, but this expression is also often used.

 Meaning and usage

Press is a word meaning to be crushed. It means that you were always crushed for time → busy. The image is that there were many things to do and the schedule was full.

Did you check my text?

Sorry, but I was always pressed for time.

 Related words

I’m in hectic now.

Work has been busy lately.

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There are several words that describe delicious, such as Delicious, yummy, and good, but you can express “delicious” by expressing the state of what happens when it is delicious.

 Meaning and usage

Mouth water means Yodare. Mouth-watering desert is a dessert that seems to be delicious enough to get drunk. You can use it like this for delicious dishes.

What’s for “plate of today?”

Onion soup and pizza.

It’s mouth-watering pizza!

 Related words

That sounds so good!

This is what I wanted. (Yes, I wanted to eat this)

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Can I call you sometimes?

This is a slightly more advanced expression. For example, when you want to say “Is it okay to call from time to time?” But in this way, it includes the nuances that somehow want to be special. Let’s take a closer look.

 Meaning and usage

The literal translation is “Can I call you from time to time?” Actually, the point is whether to use call as a verb or as a noun. The verb call has the meaning of calling or calling, and the noun has the meaning of request, instruction, need, etc. Speaking that it seems that native speakers are can I call you sometimes ?, it is until then, but from the viewpoint of this verb and noun, can I call you sometimes? I have the permission of that itself → I feel that I am asking if I can accept that I can easily get along with you.

Then, what should I say when I want to ask at the workplace, etc., if there is something I don’t understand and can be called?

Can I give you a call?

Then there is no misunderstanding. This is because the meanings of call requests and instructions used as nouns are emphasized.

Can I call you sometimes?

Sorry, I have a boyfriend. (Sorry, I have a boyfriend)

 Related words

Can I ask you out?

Do you want to go out with me?

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I aim to please!

Can my friend take the pen there in English? If you use this expression as a joke when you are told, etc., it’s very fun and fun.

 Meaning and usage

Aim’s intransitive verb means “to aim”. In other words, it means, “Aiming for your joy → Pleased for you”. The person in the kitchen who received an order at a restaurant such as a Japanese izakaya responds with “Thank you!” Of course, it can be translated as thank you very much! However, I think that I aim to please is perfect for nuances.

Can you grab that book?

I aim to please!

Haha.thanks. (Thank you, haha)

 Related words

Ok, right away!

Please let me know when it’s ready.

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This time, we introduced words that can be spoken like a native speaker using different words, and expressions that might be misunderstood with a little nuance. I think it’s better to use different phrases with the same meaning instead of always using the same phrases. By using it, you can learn in your body what kind of situation the word is perfect for. That’s all for today! Thank you for reading.

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